The 2009 Calabash International Literary Festival — Authors & Performers

Calabash is a festival in the truest sense — earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. The selection of authors and performers for 2009 includes Robert Pinsky, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Xu Xi, Pico Iyer, Melvin Van Peebles, Terese Svoboda and Patrick French.

Alwyn Scott
Anthony Winkler
Dr. Kingsley “Ragashanti” Stewart
Edwidge Danticat
Esther Phillips
Geoffrey Philp
George Lamming
Helon Habila
Ibo Cooper
Joseph Boyden
Junot Diaz
Justine Henzell
Kerstin Whittaker
Kwame Dawes
Laura Fish
Marilyn Chin
Marlon James
Melvin Van Peebles
Millicent Graham
Paul Holdengraber
Patrick French
Pico Iyer
Rachel Manley
Robert Pinsky
Selwyn Cudjoe
Seretse Small
Staceyann Chin
Steve Golding
Terese Svoboda
The Most Hon Edward Seaga, O.N.
Velma Pollard
Wayne Armond
Xu Xi


Alwyn Scott

Alwyn Scott’s odyssey with the stage began at the early age of six, with performances at Kingsgate Christian Church. During his high school years at Jamaica College he won an OAS Fellowship to study acting at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Since then he has won four ITI Actor Boy awards in the category of Best Actor.

An experienced producer and presenter on radio and TV, Mr. Scott is currently the CEO of Global Media Services, and Caribbean Retail Networks.

Program: To Sir With Love